According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp is in a legal battle with his ex-lawyer, Jake Bloom. In connection with the lawsuit, several top attorneys and executives were served deposition notices, including former Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara and billionaire Elon Musk. Also served was Amber Heard, who was married to Depp until 2017.
Bloom, who helped Depp in his divorce proceedings with Heard, is calling on Tsujihara and the others served to offer up testimony after Depp claimed Bloom and his team gave the actor "bad advice with regards to his split with Heard." However, the most interesting part of the report was the bit involving Tsujihara, who recently stepped down as the Warner Bros. chairman. According to the outlet, Tsujihara is expected to testify regarding whether or not he played a part in trying to help Depp blacklist Heard at Warner Bros., with the report stating Depp lobbied for Heard to be fired from Aquaman. Of course, that didn't happen as Heard starred as Mera in the blockbuster film.
Things have been nasty between the Depp and Heard after she came forward about the abuse she suffered at Depp's hands in 2016. Depp has continually denied the allegations against him and released a new statement earlier this month calling Heard's abuse claims a hoax.
"A hoax confronted with the reality of evidence requires new lies to sustain itself," a statement from his representative said in response to Heard's lawyer asking to put an end to the actress' abuse at the hands of Depp.
Despite Depp allegedly trying to blacklist Heard from being employed by Warner Bros., both parties continue to work for the studio. Heard is expected to return for the Aquaman sequel, which is slated to hit theaters on Dec. 16, 2022. And Depp is set to return for the third Fantastic Beasts film, which was recently pushed back in order to give the studio enough time to prepare the film.